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4AD indie veterans Belly announce reunion
Feb 9, 2016 10:23am | Fact Magazine

Tanya Donelly’s post-Throwing Muses outfit are getting back together.

Boston indie band Belly are reuniting to play a series of shows and release their first new music in more than 20 years.

A statement on the band’s official website reads: “Belly is very happy to announce that we will be reuniting to play some shows this coming summer in the US and the UK. Dates will be announced as they are confirmed, but right now we can tell you with relative confidence that the UK shows will fall in the middle of July, and US shows will be scattered throughout August and possibly into September.”

They added: “Weve also got a handful of brand new Belly songs in various stages of writing and recording, that well be releasing one by one over the next few months… We are very excited to be playing together again, and hope to see you out there in Summer of 2016!”

Formed by ex-Throwing Muses and Breeders member Tanya Donelly in 1991 (and later featuring L7 bassist Gail Greenwood), Belly released two albums  1993’s Star and 1995’s King on 4AD before their split in 1996. Greenwood will return for the reunion. [via NME]

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Thundercat shares funky new untitled song listen
Feb 9, 2016 10:15am | Cosequence Of Sound

Thundercat recently sat down for an interview with Sydney’s FBi Radio, but brought more than just his thoughts on Erykah Badu and longtime collaborator Flying Lotus. The experimental producer also debuted a previously unheard song.

A slick piece of jazz fusion and funk, the untitled number features guest contributions from Mono/Poly, an electronic artist who previously appeared on Thundercat’s instrumental tribute to the victims of November’s Paris terror attacks. A few minutes into the song and Thundercat can be heard referencing Kendrick Lamar — whose To Pimp A Butterfly masterpiece he extensively worked on — coolly singing, “Bitch, don’t kill my vibe.”

Stream the song here (scroll to the 14:20 mark).

Below, revisit “Them Changes”, from Thundercat’s surprise album, The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam.

listen to Sober's Satin Sheets Vol. 5: Mixtape & Chill
Feb 9, 2016 10:11am | Gorilla Vs Bear

Dallas DJ/producer/luminary Sober drops his annual Valentine's Day gift for lovers: this year's installment of Satin Sheets might be the smoothest yet, featuring classics from Missy, Aaliyah, Janet, Jodeci, and an intro from Dallas' own Erykah Badu...

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Disclosure and Rudimental return to curate Brightons Wild Life Festival
Feb 9, 2016 10:10am | Fact Magazine

Ever been to a gig in an airport?

Well, now’s your chance. On Saturday June 11, Wild Life Festival will transform the grounds of Brighton City Airport into a live music-packed festival, with Disclosure and Rudimental both returning to curate the event now in its second year.

Disclosure play the Saturday night on a line-up that also includes Skepta, Busta Rhymes, Annie Mac, DJ EZ, Earth Wind & Fire, Four Tet, Flume, Eats Everything, Ratboy and Julio Bashmore.

Rudimental follow up the next day alongside Ice Cube, Bastille, James Bay, Jack Garratt, Stormzy, Carl Cox, Kaytranada, Pusha T and Todd Terje.

The festival’s Supercharged stage will see something of a grime takeover with Kano, Section Boyz, Preditah, Novelist, Lady Leshurr, Faze Miyake and Logan Sama all on the bill.

Tickets – which completely sold out last year – go on sale Thursday February 11 and are available from the Wild Life website.

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With Lions x Teri Gender Bender x Omar Rodríguez López I Feel You (Depeche Mode Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)
Feb 9, 2016 10:09am | StereoGum
Omar.Teri.Christian.WoodyOmar Rodríguez-López's At The Drive In recently announced a tour and new music. Mexican garage punk duo Le Butcherettes will be joining ATDI on that tour, and Teri Gender Bender is one half of that duo. (She's also in Bosnian Rainbows with Rodríguez-López.) Baltimore's With Lions just dropped their Fast Luck LP last … More »

Banned Books Everything Ill Ever Need (Stereogum Premiere)
Feb 9, 2016 10:08am | StereoGum
a3567025693_16Philadelphia noise-rockers Banned Books have given us "a chance to feel the fire in our hearts" with their latest single "Everything I'll Ever Need." It's the second advance track off the group's self-titled debut album following the mad improvisational assault "Fuselage," one of our favorite songs of last week. This latest track alternates … More »

Brenmar She Already Know It (Feat. Beatking, ManMan Savage, & Jeff Chery) Video
Feb 9, 2016 10:06am | StereoGum
Brenmar - She Already Know It videoThe New York dance producer Brenmar released his Award EP last year, and now he's got a new single, a midtempo banger called "She Already Know It" that features Southern rappers Beatking, ManMan Savage, and Jeff Chery. The song's new video, from director Ben Tabas, is a sort of Instagram montage that features … More »

Fake Boyfriend Bumtown (Stereogum Premiere)
Feb 9, 2016 10:04am | StereoGum
Fake Boyfriend - Philly trio Fake Boyfriend use familiar sounds and make them feel like revelations. The project began as something of a challenge for the band's members, who each took up a different instrument than they were used to and learned how to play it in order to keep things fresh. They take to their new tools … More »

Wild Nothing announce spring tour dates
Feb 9, 2016 10:00am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Wild Nothing

Wild Nothing's new album, Life of Pause, is out next week and if you haven't checked out the very good singles from the album you can stream those below. They've just announced a North American tour which will hit NYC on May 8 at Webster Hall with Charlie Hilton (of Blouse). Tickets go on sale Friday (2/12) at noon.

Charlie Hilton, who also has a new album on Captured Tracks, will also open for Mac DeMarco when he plays Webster Hall (sold out) just a few days after Wild Nothing. All Wild Nothing tour dates are listed below....

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Australia's Methyl Ethel touring around SXSW, playing Levitation Chicago, Treefort fest, NYC & other shows
Feb 9, 2016 9:58am | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Meryl Ethel BV-CMJ 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Methyl Ethel

Australian psych-rockers Methyl Ethel are coming back to the US during their upcoming tour, which includes festivals Levitation Chicago, Treefort Music Fest, and SXSW. They'll also stop by NYC for a show at Baby's All Right on March 10 with Cotillon, and Violent Video. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All known tour dates are listed below...

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Happy Birthday To Enter The Public Domain
Feb 9, 2016 9:57am | StereoGum
Jennifer NelsonIn 1893, a kindergarten principal named Patty Smith Hill and her pianist sister Mildred Hill wrote "Happy Birthday," also known as "Happy Birthday To You." It went on to become an American standard, one of those songs everybody can sing along to in their sleep, but the Hill sisters never published or copyrighted the song. More »

Yak Victorious (National Anthem) Video
Feb 9, 2016 9:54am | StereoGum
Yak - We heard Yak's first song "Hungry Heart" a little over a year ago, and no, it was not a sound-off to Bruce Springsteen as far as I know. It was, however, a fairly memorable introduction to the London-based trio. They followed it up with "No" in the fall of 2015, and today the … More »

Kanye renames album T.L.O.P.
Feb 9, 2016 9:51am | Fact Magazine

And is giving away a free pair of Yeezys to whoever can guess what it stands for.

The album formerly known as Swish (and Waves…and So Help Me God…) has been given another title although we don’t have exact confirmation. Taking to Twitter, as he has been voraciously doing recently, Kanye West revealed that the album’s title is T.L.O.P. and that he will give away a free pair of Yeezys to whoever is able to guess what it stands for.

West will premiere the album in full this Thursday, February 11 at the Yeezy Season 3 presentation at Madison Square Garden in New York and a simulcast being screened in cinemas globally.

@studio /final verses /new album title  T.L.O.P.

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016

That's the new album anybody who can figure out the title gets tickets to Season 3 and free Yeezys

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016

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Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem to headline Canadas WayHome Music Festival
Feb 9, 2016 9:50am | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo by Philip Cosores

Arcade Fire have confirmed their first North American performance of 2016. As announced today, they’ll headline Canada’s own WayHome Music & Arts Festival alongside LCD Soundsystem and The Killers.

The three-day festival takes place July 22nd – 24th in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. Other notable acts include M83, HAIM, CHVRCHES, The Last Shadow Puppets, Future, Major Lazer, Beirut, Wolf Parade, Mac DeMarco, Foals, FKA twigs, Phosphorescent, Savages, Vince Staples, Gary Clark Jr., Dan Auerbach’s The Arcs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Stars, BadBadNotGood, FIDLAR, Bombino, Patrick Watson, MØ, and Matt & Kim, among others.

Tickets to WayHome go on sale Tuesday, February 16th at Noon EST. Visit the festival’s website for more info.

Along with WayHome, Arcade Fire are slated to perform at a pair of European festivals in the summer of 2016, specifically: Portugal’s NOS Alive and Spain’s Bilbao BBK Live. The dates come as the band is recording their as-yet-untitled fifth studio album in New Orleans.

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Shearwater played their first of two NYC shows at Mercury Lounge with Jib Kidder (pics)
Feb 9, 2016 9:48am | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by P Squared

Shearwater @ Mercury Lounge - 2/6/16

Shearwater released their ambitious, rich-sounding new album Jet Plane and Oxbow last month on Sub Pop and then began a tour in support of it early this month. On Saturday (2/6), it came to NYC for a sold-out show at Mercury Lounge with quirky New York pop singer Jib Kidder. Pictures of that show are in this post.

The tour returns to NYC on March 12 at The Bell House with atmospheric Texas duo Cross Record, who also have a new record out. Tickets for that show are still available.

More pictures below...

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